Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue Series Celebration & #Giveaway

Posted September 12, 2016 by Sophia Rose in Giveaways / 24 Comments



As the release of the fourth and final book in the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue series approaches, Sourcebooks Casablanca is in the mood to celebrate and look back on a successful series.  They have invited Delighted Reader to host a series in retrospect post and a giveaway to one of our readers.

As many of you know, I have been with this series since the beginning.  I started with the prequel, On His Watch, (which is permanently free on Amazon by the way).  Continued with the stoic Callum and upbeat Lou’s story, Hold Your Breath, as they work on a stalker issue, investigate HDG’s (aka Headless Dead Guy) murder and work ice rescue.  Moving forward into Fan the Flames with the delectable and conflicted firefighting biker, Ian and tough as nails off grid gunshop owner, Rory, as they deal with the local motor cycle club, meth dealers, and try to keep Ian for getting framed as HDG’s killer.  Gone Too Deep took stalwart and silent survival expert George into the wilderness to help determined city girl, Ellie, find her dad and the man with all the answers about HDG’s death only the killer and his associates want to silence him for good.  The final book, In Safe Hands, brings things to a thrilling close with the reveal of HDG’s killer and a new couple to swoon over.  We’ll be hosting a tour interview with author, Katie Ruggle, and my review on Sept 13th for the release of book four.

I was asked to share which was my favorite book in the series.  So far- hands down- it was Ian and Rory’s segment, Fan the Flames.  Not just because Ian is hotter than blazes and a firefighting biker to boot, but Rory was the kind of heroine I can get behind quite easily.  Rory is smart, tough, and stays calm under pressure.  And let’s not forget the woman knows how to handle weapons and how to survive a zombie apocalypse thanks to her paranoid parents.  Ian was patient, understanding, and determined to protect this remarkable woman while fighting his own inner demons.

Giveaway Details

Now let’s talk about the exciting part of the post.  Sourcebooks is giving away print copies of the whole series to one winner, US only.  But I don’t wish our International readers to be left out of the fun.  If an Int’l reader’s name is drawn first, I will host my own giveaway of an e-copy for any book in the series to the int’l winner, their choice.  So, yes, that will mean we have the potential for two winners here.  The giveaway will be open for one week.

I’m going to make the Search & Rescue theme the topic for the giveaway.  For an entry in the giveaway, either leave a comment about your own favorite book in the series or the Search & Rescue department (ice, fire, mountain, or police) you are most intrigued about.

Here are the links to all my Delighted Reader reviews for the Rocky Mountain S&R series:

Hold Your Breath:

Fan the Flames:

Gone Too Deep:

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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  • Debbie Haupt

    Wow Sophia Rose thanks so much for the fab giveaway, this is a new to me series but I have read your reviews and I love that they’re set in the rugged Rocky Mountain range. I think they all look great! xo

    • You betcha! I was thrilled when Sourcebooks contacted us about a giveaway to our readers. 🙂

  • Thanks for hosting today Sophia! You and I have the same taste when it comes to this genre. I hope I win coz I’m sure I’ll enjoy it 🙂

    • We do tend to be twinsies on book liking. 🙂 Good luck for the giveaway, Braine!

  • This is a series that I must read. I have the prequel and the Hold Your Breath ready to go so hopefully I can start soonish. All of the rescue departments sound good but I am most interested in reading about ice just because it is a bit different. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Oh yes, you must definitely give these a go, Carole. Glad to see you snagged the first two in the series. The ice rescue was a good choice to start the series. I was most curious about that department, too.

  • These covers just kill me. They are so dang yummy and you tempt me something fierce every time you post about them. lol I’m for all rescue teams. I just read one with a cute little rescue pup that helped with search and rescue. Totally won my heart.

    • Oh, I love these covers, too. Makes me wish I had paper copies instead of my e-ARCs so I could pet them. 😉
      That’s right, your review today had me wanting to get into that series, too.

  • Yeah I want the whole series. I am a huge fan of romantic suspense. Great covers too! Sophia I want to read all of them but am exited about the mountain rescue!

    • I think you’d enjoy these, Kimberly. The mountain survival and rescue story was fascinating how George guided them through the mountains before spring thaw- pretty exciting a few times, too. I learned a lot about surviving in the wilderness. And agreed- great covers.

  • OMG! I want to read this series! I’ve been saying that I’ll read one every time Sourcebooks emails me with each eARC… but I’ve yet to accept any of them because of time! I do want to binge-read the series though. The books sound so good, definitely something I’d enjoy. I think I might enjoy all of them, but especially Fan the Flames. 😀 I remember seeing your review, and liking the slow-burn romance aspect as well as Rory.

    Thank you for the chance, Sophia! =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    • So hard to fit in all the books that catch the eye when the review listings come out. These are pretty good and probably would make good binge reading since they aren’t formulaic with the diverse backgrounds and characters.
      Oh yep, I wanted to fan girl all over that review. 🙂

      Glad to host and give you the opportunity, Alyssa.

  • This looks like a really fun series (not available on audio though 🙁 ). It does look like I’ve already picked up book one on my Kindle (must have been a freebie at one point). I just made sure it will be on my Kindle for my vacation. 🙂 Great reviews and great contest. Gone to Deep looks like a great one to me.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • Oh that’s a bummer that you can’t get it on audio. I know how you prefer those.

      Cool glad you could snag book one as a freebie.

      Oh yes, the Mountain survival story was pretty exciting if the wilderness didn’t get them the bad guys would. 🙂

  • I am really looking forward to continuing this series. I’ve read the prequel and started the first book, but haven’t really gotten into it yet. I mostly just wanted to get a feel for it, more than anything. I’ve always been fascinated with firefighters. Besides most of them being hot (admit it, you’ve seen some real life hot firemen), I think their jobs are very dangerous. They do more than put out fires, of course.

    • Oh yay, glad you’re getting a start on the series. Callum and Lou’s story is the slowest one and crawls along at times, but good instincts on the fire fighter story because things stay pretty exciting in Ian’s story which does showcase him doing his work fighting fires and getting Rory to become a volunteer. Definitely hot stuff! 🙂

  • I am really curious about this series. I got the first book when it was free and I hope to read it soon. I am most curious about the mountain one, not sure why but it sounds interesting and I like the cover for that with the forest on it. And I remember your review of that one and how I thought it sounded like a good book. I am glad you bought this series on my radar as it sounds like a good one.

    That’s fun to hear the book about flames is a hot one, lol. Although the idea of fires does frighten me a bit. It just seems to dangerous with how it can destroy so much in little time.
    I actually got to visit a firemen barracks (google translate gave me barracks, but not sure if it’s the right term for it, it’s a place where the firemen are stationed) once during an internship. We had to interview some of them about a change in the company and it was really interesting to see things up close. One of the firemen gave us a tour of their building. One of the later ones we visited they got called away for a fire and we had to wait for them to get back. It sure sounds like a dangerous job.
    I am looking forward to your review of the last book! And the other posts you’ve planned for this series!

    • Glad you could grab the first book already. The ice rescue is interesting and Callum and Lou are a quirky couple. 🙂
      Oh yes, the mountain survival and rescue story kept my interest. I learned so much about surviving in the wild and I know I’d get myself lost or killed without a George there to guide me. 🙂
      You’re right about the danger of the fires. My brother’s wife has a cousin who does the forest fire work and it’s pretty intense.
      I can’t wait to crack open book four and get all the answers to the mystery along with all the other great elements in these stories.

  • Oops, I just realized I said my book four review and tour post would be Sept 13th. That should read OCTOBER. LOL

  • I absolutely love series like this one, Sophia, and your enthusiasm makes me want to try it soon 🙂 I just wish there were more hours each day 🙂
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    • That is good. Glad I could tempt you, Lexxie. Agreed- we need more reading time for each day. 🙂

  • I actually haven’t read any in the series yet but I have heard such great things about them! I just downloaded the prequel for free on Amazon. I excited for these ones! I love a bit of suspense with my romance

    • Yay, glad to introduce you, Julie. And hopefully you’ll enjoy the prequel which introduces things.